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Apparently NIMBYs now own the coastline too!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581540/Seaside-village-snubbed-millionaire-benefactor-deep-upset-protests-planned-beach-cafe-lost-MILLIONS.html

When the food truck turned up at the beach, the villagers began uproarious protest against it

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Look at that picture, its the grey army! fighting to prevent homes being built for their children, such heroism. <_<

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Bantham, basically, no nothing, we don't want your business.

Perhaps the new owner will be a right Gordon Gekko - Casinos, Nightclubs, McDonalds will be built. Muahahahaha

Edited by 200p

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Bantham, basically, no nothing, we don't want your business.

Perhaps the new owner will be a right Gordon Gekko - Casinos, Nightclubs, McDonalds will be built. Muahahahaha

No lorries? What, they drag a delivery of a washing machine two miles home?

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No lorries? What, they drag a delivery of a washing machine two miles home?

Washing machines? Those modern contraptions belong to people who own "computers" and the "internets".

We use good old fashioned washboards. Then we spend the whole of the next day ironing each sock, each hankey and the bed sheets. It takes all day you know!

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I think you guys have the wrong end of the stick - this is about tenants protesting against a landlord.

It looks like an attempt to change covenants before a sale.

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No lorries? What, they drag a delivery of a washing machine two miles home?

Would'nt suprise me if this was the sort of nimby village that has a popular local "Handyman" that drives up to the gatehouse with a 4x4 and trailer and takes the delivery the last leg into the village.

Edited by workingpoor

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There are two sides to every story

Local Paper Story

The land owned by Evans Estates that allows no lorries, camping etc is a bit of a cash cow. It's a field at the head of the beach. Free to park overwinter, but from around now until autumn you will have to pay a significant sum to visit your local beach and you can't reach it by walking from home. An amount that would be lost in the cost of a holiday, but not from your wage packet if you are a 'local' - and so your beach is effectively 'out of bounds' financially, if you can't reach it by bike or on foot. Car parking to visit our own countryside is a 'bug bear' of mine.

On the flipside, Evans Estates 'ownership' has protected the area and the estuary by controlling netting, bait digging, second home development etc

So a two edged sword.

'Locals' comprise a mix of genuine locals in rented accommodation and second home owners and retirees. I very much expect that the latter two groups stirred up the former with regard to the food wagon - although I don't know for sure.

Edited by LiveinHope

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I've been busy writing P45s today. Situations vacant at Knimby HQ!

Seriously though, it reads like an African local commerce story, a person starting a small business by selling refreshments to passing tourists etc in the face of sceptical natives.

Probably a nice place to live in the 50s/60s, but like many quaint villages it's probably just hell during peak season. Maybe the locals have become embittered as the years have gone by rather than thankful for what they have. Live in Hope is probably close to the mark- second home types and retirees might be the culprits.

Edited by The Knimbies who say no

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